SUMTER, S.C. (courtesy morris.edu) — Dr. Solomon Jackson, Jr., Morris College alumnus and former Board of Trustee member, was honored Feb. 24 in a portrait unveiling ceremony held at the Morris College Solomon Jackson, Jr. Administration Building.
Dr. Jackson is widely recognized for his generous philanthropic support of Morris College, the state of South Carolina, and higher education in general. In 2010, he presented a $10 million check to the late Dr. Luns C. Richardson, then president of Morris College. This was the largest individual gift in the Morris College’s history. The gift supports scholarships for students, aided in the construction of a new Student Health Services Center, constructed a new residential hall and administration building, purchased a new coach bus, replaced the roof of an existing residential hall, and added to the college’s general endowment.